[CentOS] Antwort: Re: Change from Root

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Tue Oct 27 15:29:18 UTC 2009

Frank.Brodbeck at klingel.de wrote:
> Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>  schrieb am 27.10.2009 16:04:56:
>> Victor Subervi wrote:
>>> What I was interested in doing was to make it impossible for root to 
>>> login directly, but rather enable other users to login and then su to 
>>> root. So I edited /etc/ssh/sshd_config to read:
>>> #PermitRootLogin no
>>> (It was the dir I didn't know.) It initially said "yes", but it was 
> and 
>>> is commented. How is it that I then and still can login directly as 
>>> root? Is reboot necessary?
>> It's not going to have any effect unless you remove the # sign.  You 
>> don't need to reboot, but do a 'service sshd restart'.
> Please, *don't* restart the service. If you fuck up your sshd_config
> and you have no OOB remote access you're lost. `service sshd reload' is 
> something more recommendable as it doesn't drop your current SSH sessions.

I've done a restart without being dropped.  Are you sure it is supposed 
to drop existing connections?

   Les Mikesell
     lesmikesell at gmail.com

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